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Hiring: Program & Communications Coordinator
Organization: Be the Change Earth Alliance
Location: Metro Vancouver BC / hybrid
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply by Feb 6th 2023 at this link. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

About the Organization...

Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) is a bold, agile and creative charitable organization founded in 2005 with a mission to empower youth and community members to take personal and collective action for a just, sustainable and thriving world. Our flagship program, Student Leadership for Change (SLC), is an online library of learning resources that enable teachers to engage their students in meaningful learning, dialogue, reflection and action on climate, environmental and social justice topics. SLC engages thousands of students per year through the network of over 1,400 BC teachers who are actively registered for the program. The SLC holistic approach covers a full spectrum of ways participants can ‘be the change’ to address global issues, from individual, school and community actions to political advocacy. Beyond SLC, BTCEA works to educate and empower youth through workshops, storytelling training, and hands-on mentorship.

This job is for you if you…

  • Deeply care about climate, environmental and social justice
  • Possess a passion for transformative youth education that fosters an ecologically sustainable, just, and thriving world
  • Excel at communications, social media and outreach
  • Seek a dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative team environment where your ideas, work, and contributions are heard and appreciated

About the Role

The Program and Communications Coordinator will work collaboratively with BTCEA staff to perform key roles in the design, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of Be the Change’s educational programs. All our education programs seek to engage and empower youth to take personal and collective action on climate, environmental and social justice. This is a highly collaborative, team-based role and work environment. This role will be split between 45% communications, 45% educational programming and 10% support with BTCEA’s internal team focused on anti-racism and justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI).

The incumbent’s core programming work will involve co-leading two educational initiatives. The first, Water is Life, is a 2-part workshop program that aims to empower youth ages 11-18 to understand and take personal and collective action to address issues facing freshwater ecosystems. The second, Youth Habitat Clean-ups, is a hands-on interactive program to educate youth about waste management while improving the ecology of local parks and beaches. The incumbent will also play a supportive role in other education programs, including Student Leadership for Change and the Youth Climate Ambassador Project.

Specific educational programming tasks include:

  • Delivering workshops/lessons to youth, in-person and via Zoom
  • Managing logistics, scheduling and communication with participating teachers
  • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of the education programs
  • Creating lesson plans, presentation slides, activities, and other supports for teachers
  • Supporting the creation of learning resources for students
  • Helping ensure our programs centre equity and social justice, and integrate intersectional perspectives

The incumbent’s core communications work will involve collaborating with other teammates to promote Be the Change’s programs and engage our community of teachers and supporters. In this work, clear, concise writing; strong organizational skills; and a flair for visuals and graphics are all assets.

Specific communication tasks include:

  • Writing email newsletters for an audience of teachers, BTCEA donors, and community members
  • Developing engaging social media posts
  • Planning outreach and communication campaigns
  • Performing outreach via email and phone to teachers, student clubs, and other stakeholders in the school system
  • (Depending in the incumbents’ interest and experience) Drafting fundraising emails, in collaboration with Executive Director

Finally, the incumbent will play a supportive role on BTCEA’s internal team on anti-racism and JEDI. This team meets bi-weekly to advance the organization’s anti-racism, decolonization and JEDI goals, set each quarterly and annually, related to ensuring organizational culture, practice, policy and programs uphold and embody anti-racist and JEDI values. For example, in 2021 the team developed a new, equity-focused hiring policy, and in 2022 the team launched an internal survey for staff’s experience with inclusion and equity in the workplace.

Past experience with environmental education is a strong asset, but not mandatory as Be the Change staff will support the incumbent to learn necessary skills. We are looking for a Coordinator who can bring their lived experience and personal passion to our work. The role promises to be dynamic, engaging, and full of learning! Folks from equity-seeking groups, including Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, are highly encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants with a passion for climate, environmental or social justice, regardless of academic or formal work experience.

This is a permanent, full-time, 32 hour per week position at a wage between $22.00-$24.00/hour (plus 2 weeks of annual vacation). Benefits include a $500 health benefit trust, 5-10 sick days per year, and a flexible work schedule. This is a hybrid position that involves a combination of desk work that can occur at home or in the office, and facilitating workshops in person in Metro Vancouver. This position may be partially funded by a federal government youth wage subsidy (see eligibility criteria below).

Qualifications

  • Genuine interest or passion in BTCEA’s work, values, approach
  • Strong workshop facilitation and presentation skills
  • Experience with planning and implementing communications, outreach and marketing initiaves
  • Lived experience that could inform weaving social justice and intersectional perspectives into BTCEA’s work
  • Confidence working with youth aged 11-18

Assets

  • Strong written communication – clear and concise writing (folks for whom English is NOT their first language are still highly encouraged to apply)
  • Familiarity with digital tools such as Slack, Google Drive, Monday.com and Microsoft Office
  • Initiative - self-starter who can take initiative, but also knows when to ask for questions and support
  • Collaborative worker – skilled and comfortable working closely with others
  • Organized, detail-oriented
  • Education or employment background in anti-oppression or intersectionality
  • Self-motivated, creative, positive, with a ‘can-do’ willingness to learn
  • Kind, empowering and glad-to-help others team player
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience taking action related to the climate, environment, social justice
  • Strong time-management skills to set and meet deadlines
  • Able to develop systems and processes to execute plans and track results

Youth Wage Subsidy - Eligibility Requirements

This position may be partially funded by a youth wage subsidy, offered by the federal government to employers hiring youth who meet these criteria:

  • are between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada (ONLY candidates with Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or person who has been granted refugee status); and,
  • self-assess as underemployed, meaning they are employed below their level of education, outside their field of study, or hold part-time employment.

Application Process

Be The Change Earth Alliances values kindness, inclusion, equity and diversity. Appreciating differences in culture, gender, orientation, religion, beliefs, and abilities, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

If interested, please submit an application (which will require a resume and cover letter) through this form before the deadline stated above: apply here. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Application process overview:

  • Review of application submission of each candidate
  • Short-list of candidates invited for an interview
  • Second round interviews for candidates who qualify
  • Jobs offered to selected candidates
  • Start date in late Feb or early March

Constructive feedback will be offered to short-listed candidates. In the spirit of fairness and equity, we are committed to accommodating accessibility needs that arise in the application process

With questions, please reach out to admin@bethechangeearthalliance.org .


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 24 2023    ID: 66698